FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE       CONTACT: Amy Millar
February 28, 2018          (240) 876-1660

UFCW LOCAL 1994 MCGEO ANNOUNCES ITS EARLY ENDORSEMENTS FOR THE 2018 PRIMARY ELECTIONS 

Gaithersburg, MD – UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO Executive Board has announced its early endorsements for the following candidates for the 2018 primary elections:


Montgomery County

District 18 – Jeff Waldstreicher (for senate)

District 19 – Marlin Jenkins (for delegate)

District 20 – Lorig Charkoudian (for delegate)

Sitting Judges – James Bonifant, Jill Cummins, Jeannie Cho, Debra Dwyer, Kevin Hessler, David Lease, and Margaret Schweitzer

State’s Attorney – John McCarthy


Prince George’s County

District 21 – Jim Rosapepe (for senate)
Ben Barnes (for delegate)
Josephine Pena Melnyk (for delegate)

District 22 – Paul Pinsky (for senate)
Alonzo Washington (for delegate)

District 24 – Joanne Benson (for senate)

District 26 – Kris Valderama (for delegate)
Veronica Turner (for delegate)

District 47 – Diana Fennell (for delegate)
Jimmy Tarlau (for delegate)

District 47B – Carlo Sanchez (for delegate)


Prince George’s County Council

Council District 1 – Tom Dernoga

Council District 2 – Deni Taveras

Council District 3 – Danielle Glaros

Council District 4 – Todd Turner

Council District 5 – Jolene Ivey

Council District 6 – Derreck Leon Davis

“Our endorsement committee has chosen candidates who we believe will best represent the members of Local 1994,” said Gino Renne, president of UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO. “We also consider their positions on working family issues and issues that affect the vulnerable population in our area, the people our members serve. We seek candidates who will be transparent, honest and responsive to their constituents.”

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Local 1994 represents almost 9,000 public and private employees in Montgomery, Prince Georges and Allegany Counties. From its inception, UFCW Local 1994 MCGEO has fought to protect workers’ rights, negotiate fair wages and protect safety and security of workers.

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